Dr. Paul Hillmer, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, recommends The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer.
"'That we even have lives—that Indians have been living in, have been shaped by, and in turn have shaped the modern world—is news to most people,' writes David Treuer. 'The usual story told about us—or rather, about 'the Indian'—is one of diminution and death, beginning in untrammeled freedom and communion with the earth and ending on reservations, which are seen as nothing more than basins of perpetual suffering.' Treuer sets the record straight in this fascinating and heartbreaking book."
CSP READS, National Library Week